Ministry of Defence

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What the Ministry of Defence does

We work for a secure and prosperous United Kingdom with global reach and influence. We will protect our people, territories, values and interests at home and overseas, through strong armed forces and in partnership with allies, to ensure our security, support our national interests and safeguard our prosperity.

MOD is a ministerial department, supported by 28 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do

Documents

Policy papers and consultations

  1. RAF Halton
  2. Women in defence charter
See all policy papers and consultations

Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 3 August 2020
  2. Military court centres court listings
See all transparency and freedom of information releases

Our ministers

Our senior military officials

General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen
General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen
Chief of the Defence Staff
Admiral Tim Fraser CB ADC
Admiral Tim Fraser CB ADC
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC
Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC
First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff
General Sir Patrick Sanders KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen
General Sir Patrick Sanders KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen
Commander of Strategic Command
Lieutenant General Rob Magowan CB CBE
Lieutenant General Rob Magowan CB CBE
Deputy Commander UK Strategic Command

Our management

Sir Stephen Lovegrove
Sir Stephen Lovegrove
Permanent Secretary
Lieutenant General Doug Chalmers
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations)
Air Marshal Richard Knighton
Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Financial and Military Capability)
Major General James Swift
Chief of Defence People
Mike Baker CBE
Chief Operating Officer
Charlie Forte
Chief Information Officer
Professor Dame Angela McLean
MOD Chief Scientific Adviser
Charlie Pate
Director General Finance
Vanessa Nicholls
Director General Nuclear
Dominic Wilson
Director General Security Policy
Angus Lapsley
Director General Strategy and International
Brian McBride
Lead Non-Executive Board Member
Simon Henry
Non-Executive Defence Board Member and Chair of the Defence Audit Committee
Danuta Gray
Non-Executive Defence Board Member and Chair of the People Committee
Robin Marshall
Non-Executive Defence Board Manager

Contact MOD

Office address

Whitehall
London
SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

General enquiries

020 7218 9000

Media enquiries Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm or out of hours (emergencies only)

020 721 87907

Personal data requests

For more information follow the link above.

Medals enquiries

MOD Medal Office
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
United Kingdom

Copyright and Intellectual Property Group

MOD Copyright Administrator
Poplar 2 #2214
MOD Abbey Wood
Bristol
BS34 8JH
United Kingdom

MOD copyright licensing information

Low flying complaints

If you have concerns about military low flying or wish to complain.
United Kingdom

Ask Defence

MOD Ministerial Correspondence Unit
5th Floor, Zone A
Main Building
Whitehall
London
SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

Please note that we cannot reply by email. You must include a postal address if you wish to receive a response.

MOD confidential hotline

Fraud Defence (Confidential Hotline)
3.N Main Building Whitehall
Westminster
London
SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence has a confidential hotline that you can use to raise concerns about fraud, security threats, damage to the environment, breaches of legal obligations or codes of conduct.

Ministry of Defence Register of interest

DBS Finance

Floor 1, Zone A
Walker House
Exchange Flags
Liverpool
L2 3YL
United Kingdom

Veterans UK

Free helpline telephone: UK only

0808 1914 2 18

Free helpline telephone: overseas

+44 1253 866 043

Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC)

Room G35
Innsworth House
Imjin Barracks
Gloucester
GL3 1HW
United Kingdom

24 hour contact number for casualty notifications and compassionate travel requests:

01452 519951 (fax: 01452 510807)

Deceased estates:

01452 712612 ext 6323/6301

Inheritance tax:

01452 712612 ext 8174

Graves:

01452 712612 ext 6304/6442/7659

Commemorations:

01452 712612 ext 6303 / 6082 / 5520

Licensing:

01452 712612 ext 7330/6303

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulation requests

MOD Information Rights Team
Ground floor, zone D
Main Building
Whitehall
London
SW1A 2HB
United Kingdom

Coronavirus

The MOD is endeavouring to meet its statutory obligations under the Freedom of Information Act (2000). However, the measures implemented to prevent the spread of Coronavirus are likely to significantly impact on our ability to respond to requests within the legislative timeframe. Where possible correspondence for MOD Information Rights Team Ground floor, zone D, Main Building, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HB United Kingdom should be sent by via email to CIO-FOI@mod.gov.uk. We will process requests as quickly as possible, where priorities and resources allow, however there will inevitably be delays in processing some of these requests. Thank you for your patience during this time.

High profile groups within MOD

  1. Defence and Security Accelerator
  2. Defence Equipment and Support
  3. Defence Infrastructure Organisation
  4. Defence Nuclear Organisation
  5. Defence Safety Authority
  6. jHub Defence Innovation
  7. Military Aviation Authority
  8. Queen's Harbour Master
  9. Strategic Command
  10. Submarine Delivery Agency
  11. Veterans UK

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Working for MOD
  2. Procurement at MOD
  3. Jobs

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